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Review of "Everything's
Going To Be Okay"
airs Thursdays, 8/7c on ABC
This show is about Nicholas (played by series creator and
comedian Josh Thomas) a young man who has to take care of
his two half-sisters Matilda (Kayla Cromer), who is
autistic, and Genevive (Maeve Press), after their father
dies of pancreatic cancer. Nicholas must become the sole
caregiver for the girls while he gets to know them, since he
only saw them when visiting his father. The girls are both
in high school; their mother also died, a few years earlier.
Nickolas is still young himself and must balance his
responsabilities as the girls' guardian with his own life.
The show has truly heartwarming momments but also deals with
very adult sexual subjects. That's why I recommend that if
you have teens younger than 17, that you watch it with them
to explain the adult themes in the show. What I enjoyed most
about the show is watching the relationship between the
siblings build and get stronger as the episodes progress.
That is the best part of this show.
that girls and women with autisim are not seen often on TV,
so he created the character of Matilda. I think this show is
well written and enjoyable. I really wish it didn't include
as much of the sexual situations I mentioned, and I really
think it should be on another network other than Freeform.
My hope is that in future episodes, they will focus less on
the sexual topics and more on the girls dealing with how
hard high school can be to navigate without a mother or a
father to talk to about their problems. The show at times
will make you cry, so have the Kleenex ready. It also has
really funny moments. This show is worth watching, so I give
it a 4 out of 5 stars.
Freeform Promises ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,’ With
Series Premiere on Thursday, Jan. 16
announces Josh Thomas’ return to television with
“Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” premiering THURSDAY, JAN. 16.
Critically acclaimed for his series “Please Like
Me,” Thomas once again takes on a multifaceted role as
creator, writer, executive producer and star of the
30-minute comedy, which introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a
neurotic twenty-something-year-old visiting his dad and
teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.
When Nicholas’ trip is extended due to his father’s untimely
death, the siblings are left to cope with not only a
devastating loss, but also the realization that Nicholas is
the one who will have to rise to the occasion, move in, and
hold it all together. A first-look clip wherein Nicholas
proposes guardianship of his sisters, Matilda and Genevieve,
Navigating autism, budding sexuality,
consent, parenthood, adolescence, family and grief, the
heartfelt comedy will follow this imperfect family as they
discover the importance of finding happiness in the middle
of really difficult moments, one awkward conversation at a
Neurodiverse actress and activist Kayla Cromer
stars as Matilda, a high school senior who is driven to
succeed and on the autism spectrum. She is Nicholas’ bright
and outgoing half-sister who is curious and contemplative;
if she doesn’t initially understand something, she’ll put in
the work to figure it out. 17-year-old stand-up comedienne
Maeve Press stars as Genevieve, Nicholas’ other half-sister
who has a unique comedic sensibility; she is clever,
dramatic and definitely a little weird. At school she’s at
odds with her authentic self, hanging around a group of
girls who sharply contrast her kind-hearted family and
struggling to find her place in the world. Newcomer Adam
Faison rounds out the cast of series regulars as Alex,
Nicholas’ romantic interest introduced in the first episode.
Stephanie Swedlove and Kevin Whyte also serve as
executive producers, with David Martin, Jon Thoday, and
Richard Allen-Turner executive producing for Avalon
to audiences with bold original programming and immersive
social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a
little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult
television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum
of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic,
groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The
Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Pretty Little Liars: The
Perfectionists,” “Siren,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and
more. The network also programs tentpole events such as “31
Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days
of Christmas.” Upcoming original series include “Party of
Five,” “Motherland” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.”
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